A loan of $1,600 helped to purchase raw materials and bring new artisans into her workshop.

Ana Maria's story

Ana Maria is an artisan who specializes in decoupage home accents, including boxes, wall decor, and trays. She would like to invest in the purchase of raw materials, such as pinewood, iron fixtures, and prints. To expand production she would also like to offer jobs to other artisans.

Ana Maria has been selling through NOVICA since 2004. This is her story:

"For as long as I can remember, I've been around arts and crafts. My whole family produced something and, when we'd visit our relatives, my cousins and I would make something for fun. After I married, my husband and I created various kinds of handicrafts. I began making decorative boxes, painted by hand with different finishes. Today I create boxes with classic motifs and an antique feel."

"Thank you for supporting small business artisans like me through interest-free microcredits, but, more than anything, thank you for your faith in me."

Use the link below to view Ana Maria's decoupage home accents on the NOVICA site:

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